|For Immediate Release:
January 25, 2017
Washington D.C. (1/25/2017)—AcademyHealth announced today ten community health leaders selected for its Population Health Scholarship Program, made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation.
This program will provide the individuals a chance to attend the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC). Through attending the NHPC and related policy and learning sessions, the scholars will be immersed in the health policymaking process, introduced to the top priorities of health policymakers, and armed with resources and leadership skills to catalyze change in their communities.
“We know that communities can be incubators for testing and innovation,” said Kate Papa, M.P.H., director of AcademyHealth’s public and population health program. “We are looking forward to collaborating with this year’s incredibly dynamic scholars to support the sharing of knowledge and strategies for community driven change,” she added.
The 2017 Population Health Scholars are:
- Demetria Abdul-Haqq, B.S., My Brother's Keeper, Inc
- Lindsey Cochran, B.A., University of California, Berkeley
- Malini DeSilva, M.D., M.P.H., Minnesota Department of Health
- Kelly Gallagher, M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico Department of Health
- Nora Hernandez, M.B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso
- Micheal Knox, M.S., M.P.H., Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
- Charlene Mancusi, B.A., Health Resources in Action
- Jasmin Moore, M.S., Johnson County, Kansas Government
- Ijeoma Opara, M.S.W., M.P.H., Montclair State University
- Jennifer Porter, M.P.H., Children’s National Health System
An advisory committee comprised of leaders in health policy, public health, and community and population health selected the scholars through a competitive selection process. Visit the Population Health Scholarship Program webpage for more information about the program and this year's scholars.
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